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General Discussion / Jeep Wranger TOAD for Sale
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:01:39 am »
Very nice condition and all set up ready to tow.  See more details as:
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/d/washington-2011-jeep-rubicon-read-list/7042849996.html

We are going to move to a trailer and a motorcycle so we need the driveway space......

Will

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Tips and Tricks / Navigation System
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:08:55 am »
Our factory dash GPS is very slow, is hard to see from the drivers seat, and not very useful for scrolling around on the map.  We installed a RAM mount and iPad holder and started out using Google and Apple Maps.  This was a near disaster when my wife was driving, I wasn't paying attention, and it automatically rerouted us onto a Parkway in NY with 8-foot underpasses.  We almost had a B- rig.

After some research we tried and liked the Sygic Truck Navigation App.  Like the dash unit, you program it for your rig specification so it won't route you places you should not be.  There is a subscription cost but it includes traffic and the like.  It runs on the phone and iPad and is easy to see and use, and you can scroll around on the maps.

FYI

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Tips and Tricks / No cold feet with sewn sheets
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:13:48 pm »
We have a walk around queen short bed.  And yes, it's too short.  We sew the flat sheet to the bottom of the fitted sheet to keep them from pulling out.  Works good, feet stay in...

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General Discussion / Not storing the grill in the shower anymore....
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:33:37 pm »
Had to raise the shelf 3-inches now it fits.  Next, Im going to install a second shelf that hinges down from above to store the mat in the upper portion of the compartment.

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General Discussion / OK, I give. How to add photo with Mac?
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:31:03 pm »
I can select the file but it never finds it way into the post.  The file is the correct size.  Thanks for any help.

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Tips and Tricks / Don't bust up your macerator compartment door......
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:34:12 am »
I apparently had the maserator compartment door clipped open on our 2910 when the slide was IN.  Subsequently, I must have put the slide OUT.  Turns out the stupid little clip that holds the door open does a pretty good job, tore the door up pretty bad (body shop bad).

My solution is to remove the clip altogether and just put the screws back in the holes.  I considered gas stuts like the other doors but figured there was a chance the slide would grab the knobs (given my luck).  So I just plan to hold the door open when needed.

FYI....

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General Discussion / Macerator hose organization
« on: July 16, 2019, 06:39:48 pm »
I'm increasingly annoyed with trying to store the macerator hose in the storage compartment.  The poorly placed spring holders and the hose length just don't seem to want to neatly work together so I can shut the door.

So, before I reinvent the wheel to satisfy my OCD, does anyone have a solution they installed and like?

Thanks.

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General Discussion / Automatic Entry Step
« on: May 08, 2019, 07:56:20 pm »
Ours keeps going in and out when traveling.  Stays put when parked.  Any ideas before i tear into it?

Thanks in advance,  WIll

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Tips and Tricks / Skylight sunshade
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:36:46 am »
Recent summer camping confirmed the need to block heat gain from the cab area, there have been other threads about this.  We also noticed a lot of heat gain from the shower skylight.  In addition, occasional camping spots with streetlights allow a lot of light into the bedroom area through the skylight.

We purchased a set of cab window sun shades from Heat Shield.  During that transaction we discussed the shower skylight.  They made and shipped us a sun shade for the skylight.  Untried yet, but should help.

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Tips and Tricks / Everyone should have one
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:31:41 am »
Increases mileage, horsepower, sleeping capacity, and enhances the overall camping experience.  Plus it looks better.

I'm talking about the exhaust tip of course.

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Tips and Tricks / Satellite Dish Install
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:58:05 am »
My wife likes her TV.  For a happier camping experience, I told her if she buys I will install.  It was a pretty straight forward project.  While I was at it I replaced the coax on the antenna and the roof penetration for it - which was going to leak sooner or later.

The dish mount is a quick connect.  So if we are under a tree, and HAVE to see something, the dish can be easily removed and relocated with a separate 50-foot length of siamese cable.

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Tips and Tricks / Tablet Mount
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:52:50 am »
The in-dash nav is nice but hard to see while driving.  Another owner posted up a link for the mounting plate that replaced the coin holder, nice find.  With it, a RAM ball mount, USB charging port, and tablet holder we now have a nice location for the iPad.  I plan to use a mapping program to be able to see roads, traffic, and easily zoom in.  Now to see how well it works when we are out of cell range.

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General Discussion / A/C or Thermostat Problems
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:15:48 am »
We have had issues with the A/C unit or the thermostat.  When cooling, the unit would never stop when it reaches setpoint.  It also short cycles when changing from hi to lo speed.  Dometic suggested resetting the thermostat, which we did.  Now it stops when it cools to setpoint but continuously short cycles when switching from hi to lo speed.

Since we are the second owners, the 2-year warranty on a 2016 A/C unit does not apply.  I was wondering if other have had this problem and know what was done to correct it.  Dometic thinks its a control board, thermostat, or both.

Thanks.

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Tips and Tricks / LED Lights too bright?
« on: April 22, 2017, 07:10:53 am »
Our interior LED ceiling lights were too bright, surgical suite like.   As far I know there was no way to dim the output.  I read a post on another form about light filter film.  Like this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B780F4/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It works well.  One sheet did all the interior lights except bathroom and over-sink, which we wanted to keep bright anyway.

I cut the film to it fit into the diffuser/cover.  The film comes with a tissue paper like separator, we installed the film WITH the tissue paper and the light output is much much better.  If too dim, you can remove the tissue paper.

Now don't tell me there is a way to dim the lights.....

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Tips and Tricks / Rear Storage
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:41:47 pm »
As others have noted, it would be best if the hooks were not installed when new and if backer board was installed all the way across the back board.  A trip to West Marine yielded some velcro straps that make for neat storage of hoses, cords, and mag shades (across top).  Hopefully pics are attached.

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